[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: mintty 2.4.3 and test release mintty 2.5.0

Thomas Wolff towo@towo.net
Tue Aug 23 23:29:00 GMT 2016


Am 23.08.2016 um 11:30 schrieb Frank Fesevur:
> 2016-08-23 1:29 GMT+02:00 Thomas Wolff:
>> I have also uploaded mintty 2.5.0 as a test release with the following
>> change:
>>
>>    * Revise DPI handling (#470; #492, #487); always consider individual
>> monitor DPI.
>>
>> Note that this release introduces a slightly incompatible change in mintty.
>> The issue is that the interpretation of font size used to be suitable for
>> traditional resolution monitors and did not consider higher-DPI monitors or
>> the Windows monitor "zooming" feature which adjusts a virtual DPI.
>> As a result, the handling of changed DPI (when moving the window to another
>> monitor) introduced in 2.2.1 interfered with other aspects, the initial DPI
>> was not considered, and a number of unpleasant side effects were
>> occasionally observed.
>>
>> I intend to change DPI handling to be consistent with the respective monitor
>> DPI (as optionally configured by "zooming factor"), and to comply with font
>> size interpreation of other applications, e.g. notepad. In consequence the
>> initial font size may be smaller (or larger) than before, depending on the
>> actual monitor geometry and configuration. Nothing would change on a
>> "standard" monitor configuration. To compensate, some people may have to
>> change their font size configuration.
> I was about to write a bug report that I encountered with a maximized
> mintty on a 125% secondary screen. When I minimized it to the taskbar
> it would restore to my primary screen. But that problem is fixed now,
> so for me 2.5.0 solves that problem even before reporting it. The
> draft mail is thrown away ;-)
>
> Thanks for the fix!
Thanks for the report anyway; I wasn't aware of that problem and I have 
no idea how it was magically resolved...
Thomas

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